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Fungi Girls, The Longshots, War Party, SpiderFriends, and Siberian Traps are just some of the local underground bands to contribute to the inaugural compilation album by Lo-Life Recordings and Dreamy Soundz Records, Group Therapy Vol. 1.

So Dreamy

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One Sunday in November, The Where House on the Near Southside opened its doors to some of the best bands in North Texas’ underground scene. War Party, Doom Ghost, Mailman, SpiderFriends, Siberian Traps, and several other punk...


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What’s Local in No-Man’s Land?

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I admit, I’m having a hard time keeping track of which musicians are “Fort Worth-based” and which ones are from Dallas, Denton, or beyond. Even more screwy, I’ve had my ear low enough to the ground to know that some ban...



Around $8,500 in musical equipment was lost when this Near Southside garage apartment was set ablaze recently.

Benefits of Fire and Flood

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From the looks of things, an old mattress had been set on fire. The flames rose to engulf the garage apartment above, the practice space and home-recording studio of Ricky Williford of local proto-punks Big Fiction and popular ...


The crazy kids of Lindby are putting together a local all-star Christmas album.

A Lindby Christmas

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There are a lot of reasons to love the crazy-ass kids in Lindby. Talent? Sure. The youngsters have got loads of that. But to be able to marshal that aptitude in the service of catchy, poppy, choral-vocal-heavy songs that skim t...



"Getcher freshly squeezed pop right here!" never said The Hendersons.

Hello Again to The Hendersons

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One of the most talented yet underrated Fort Worth bands is back on the scene after a long hiatus. The last we heard from The Hendersons was in 2010, when the vehicle for singer-songwriter Nolan Robertson released Lotosyros. Th...


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Hanna Barbarians Redux

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The Hanna Barbarians are an interesting bunch, to say the least. They’re kind of like their own little scene and not only because there are, like, 20 people in the band. (There are six. But you get the point.) It was just a c...



Oh Whitney is back.

Oh Whitney Volvemos

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Prodigal sons Oh Whitney have returned. But only for a couple of weeks. Fronted by Fort Worth native Peter More, the alt-Americana quartet has roots in North Carolina –– Duke University, specifically –– but also has spe...


Tarrant County rapper Doug Funnie's new album is poised to make him the nerdcore king. Locally, of course.

Doug Funnie’s Head in the Cloudz

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Uh-oh. Is Rivercrest Yacht Club’s reign as the clown princes of North Texas hip-hop in jeopardy? MCs Heffminster de la Rocha, Generic, and DDS, with their killer rhythm section of drummer Lucas White (James Hinkle, Gunga Galu...



Lo-Life's Cameron Smith (center), who also fronts War Party, thinks Fort Worth is on the verge of something special.

High Hopes for Lo-Life

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Lo-Life Recordings is thinking big. The DIY Fort Worth collective/label has already begun doing what any good collective does: concentrate bands’ energy (and anxiety) on projects, including shows, events, and, of course, reco...


Fort Worth psycho-surf punks Fungi Girls will rock Lolaspalooza III on Friday night.

Lola’s, 1919 Fests

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This weekend, not one but two –– count ’em, two –– underground festivals are happening, and while they mostly draw from different demographics, Lolaspalooza III and 1919 Hemphill’s 10th anniversary bash will be comp...